Corpus Christi


Between the months of May and June is celebrated Corpus Christi, this celebrations are held in the main square of the city of Cusco. Fifteen saints and virgins from various districts come to the cathedral to greet the body of Christ.

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Each church of Cusco carries their patron saint (Fifteen saints and virgins) to the beat of the troupes of dancers and crews.

The night of the concentration becomes a vigil in which the dish that is served in this festival is the "chiriuchu" dish made from guinea pig and chicken, also shared the vigil with beer, chicha and cornbread.

The procession on the main day takes place around 11:00 am The Plaza de Armas. It is full of people who come to see the procession of the five virgins as La Virgen de la Almudena, La Virgen de Belén, La Linda, Santa Barbara, Immaculate Virgin, adorned with an impressive array of jewels and luxurious brocades and the saints San Sebastian, San Cristóbal, San Geronimo, San Blas, St. Joseph and St. James on his beautiful white horse.

After the procession, the saints return to the cathedral to salute and after seven days (the eighth), the saints participate in a procession again before returning to their home temples where they will the rest of the year, they take a walk through the streets of Cusco in the middle of songs and prayers. For the tourist is an excellent opportunity to experience the traditional Peruvian culture closely.

The starting order for the procession is as follows:

1.- San Antonio from the parish of San Cristobal;
2.- San Jeronimo from the parish of San Jeronimo's district
3.- San Cristobal from the parish of San Cristobal;
4.- San Sebastian from the parish of San Sebastian's district;
5.- Santa Barbara from the parish of Poroy;
6.- Santa Ana from the parish of Santa Ana;
7.- Santiago Apostol from the parish of Santiago;
8.- San Blas from the parish of San Blas;
9.- San Pedro from the parish of San Pedro;
10.- San Jose from the parish of Belen;
11.- "Virgen de la Natividad" from the parish of Almudena;
12.- "Virgen de los Remedios" from the parish of Santa Catalina;
13.- "Virgen Purificada" from the parish of San Pedro;
14.- "Virgen de Belén" from the parish of Belen;
15.- "Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción" "La Linda" from cathedral.





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